Department of Nursing News

Register Now for Classes

Register now for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2016 classes. Courses are filling up quickly and we want to ensure that you are registered for the classes you really want and need.

Nursing Students and Faculty Serve Flint Community During Water Crisis

Professor Robinson, our liaison to the Genesee County Health Department, organizes student volunteers to assist at health department events during the water crisis. Students and faculty members draw and test blood and provide educational materials to community members.

Nursing Direct Admit Program

Those selected will have a reserved seat in the BSN program once they have finished their Pre-Nursing prerequisite work. Direct admission provides welcomed certainty within this highly competitive program.

Nursing in the 21st Century

Opportunities for nurses are abundant and are evolving in numerous challenging directions. At one time, nurses were primarily prepared for work in hospitals. Today, a large variety of rewarding opportunities is available, in a range of geographic and cultural settings. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) students prepare to provide health care to people across their lifespan. RNs develop, implement, modify, and evaluate care for individuals, families, and communities through evidence-based practice. Theoretical and clinical learning experiences prepare students to provide care for the acutely and chronically ill and also to instruct clients in health promotion and disease and injury prevention. BSN students develop skills necessary to manage the healthcare needs of clients in a variety of settings. Nursing positions with the U.S. Public Health Services, Indian Health Service, and those seeking to be commissioned officers in the U.S. military require a BSN degree. A BSN degree allows for career flexibility and serves as the foundation for education at the Master’s (MSN) or Doctoral (DNP) level.

Our nation currently has the opportunity to transform its healthcare system. Nurses can and should play a fundamental role in a transformation that provides seamless, affordable, accessible, quality care. With more than 3 million members, the nursing profession is the largest segment of the nation’s healthcare workforce. According to U.S. News and World Report, the nursing profession ranks #6 in U.S. News Best Jobs for 2014 report. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, for the 2010-2020 decade, the need for RNs will grow 26% faster than overall average growth in other fields.